In either it’s board game or App form, Intercept is a game of strategy. While the true 3D may be engaging and the multi-level functionality a challenge to relish, let’s consider how it helps your brain.
Intercept, like all good strategy games, provides the user with a number of options. The decision making elements and the necessary evaluation of a move, tied in with increased concentration utilises many regions of the brain at the same time. Further, the brain is learning not to repeat errors and to incorporate the opponents strategies into the users own ‘battle plan portfolio’.
The emotional components of being patient, assessing the outcomes of impulsivity and even dealing with failure are also enhanced with games such as Intercept. So while you are having a great time, just remember that the more you play, the more muscles your brain is using and the better off you are. So go ahead. Bask in your guilt free fun – we are!